• The application period for the 2020-2021 school year ended on January 31, 2020. Families who apply AFTER January 31, 2020 will be placed on a waiting list and contacted only if placement becomes available. 


    2020-2021 Waiting List Application - Barnes, Richard Full day, Monteith Full day, Ferry Full Day (limited spots)


    Half Day 3's - Limited Spots available


    Trombly ECC 2.5-5 years- Limited Spots available in 3 year old preschool 


    The application process for the Grosse Pointe Public School System Child Development and Preschool Program has been designed to guarantee all applicants a fair and equitable opportunity. Parents should be aware of the application timelines. Listed below are the guidelines regarding the application process.


    Applications for the GPPSS Child Development and Preschool Program are available online and through the office 313-432-3809. The application period and waiting list for the 2019-2020 school year will close on December 18, 2019.

    The 2020-2021 school year application period is Jan 2, 2020-January 31, 2020. Applicants will be notified as to whether they have been accepted into the preschool program and if their choice school is available. Families wishing to tour the facility should schedule their visit prior to January 31, 2020.

    A lottery will be held for placement.  At the time of the lottery, all names will be pulled and assigned a number. Those names who do not receive a spot will form a waiting list in the order they were pulled. Applications submitted after the lottery will remain in the database until the original waiting list has been exhausted. In the event the original waiting list is exhausted, names will be pulled from the database based on time and date of submission.

    Families will be notified via the email address provided on the application on February 10, 2020. Email responses either accepting/denying placement will be due by 6:00 pm on February 10, 2020. Within 24 hours of your acceptance you will receive an emailed invoice including the non-refundable $100 registration fee and the full first month’s tuition.  Parents who fail to notify the Preschool Director(s) of their decision within the 24 hour time frame will be removed from the lottery pool. The family of the next child on the waiting list will be contacted during that week. 

    The tuition is 50% refundable up to July 1, 2020. After July 1, 2020, there are no refunds. The registration fee is nonrefundable.

    Half Day programs require a $75.00 non refundable registration fee and payment of semester one tuition. The registration fee is nonrefundable. The tuition is 50% refundable up to July 1, 2020. After July 1, 2020, there are no refunds.

    Transportation is not provided; it is the sole responsibility of parents to transport their children to and from the preschool.

    Students requesting a preschool placement should identify which building or buildings he/she would like to attend, but requests for specific teachers will not be allowed.

    This is for placement in the preschool program only. Students will return to their neighborhood school (if their preschool placement is different) for K-5.


    The waiting list for 2019-2020 school year is closed.